Plank Pose is the first Arm Balance most yogis learn first. It brings stability to the abdominal muscles while strengthening the arms and spine. Meddy absolutely loves Plank Pose. Let's learn the Sanskrit name for Plank Pose, it is Kumbhakasana (koom-bahk-AHS-uh-nuh)
As you can see from the photo above, the idea of Plank Pose is to get your body straight and tight like a 2 x 4 or a plank. Keep your neck going out in a straight direction to keep the energy flowing evenly from your toes all the way to your head. Squeeze your abs to engage your core muscles. Keep your shoulders engaged and active. Plank is a gateway to a lot of flows and vinyasas. You can mindfully flow out of plank into a Low Lunge Pose for example or push back into a Downward Facing Dog Pose. You can even try to create your own flows out of Plank Pose. The possibilities are endless. A good idea for new yogis is to just practice Plank Pose. Hold Plank Pose for 30 seconds and then take a break. Try doing this three time.